May 21, 2019

Sandler and Hirsch Mine ‘Gems’

“Uncut Gems,” a movie set in Manhattan’s largely Jewish-run Diamond District, fittingly features Members of the Tribe in front of and behind the camera. Adam Sandler will star as a jewelry-store owner and gem dealer to the rich and famous whose glittery stock is stolen, and Judd Hirsch will portray his father-in-law.

Co-directors Josh and Ben Safdie, Syrian Jews known for their films “Good Time,” “Daddy Longlegs” and “Heaven Knows What,” were inspired to write the script (with Ronald Bronstein) by their father’s experiences working in the midtown Manhattan jewelry mecca

Sandler and Hirsch last appeared together in the similarly Jewish-centric Netflix flick “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” alongside Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman, written and directed by Noah Baumbach.